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What’s the Plot?

Can mathematicians learn from the narrative approaches of the writers who popularize and dramatize their work? Sarah Tomlin is on the story. “Mathematicians are quite shy, with very few exceptions,”…

Writer: Sarah Tomlin, Nature

Posted on 5 Aug, 2005 in category: Conferences

Beautiful Minds

Boyd Tonkin, Literary Editor of the Independent, attended the Mykonos conference and wrote down his impressions. A version of his article appeared in the August 15, 2005 edition of the…

Writer: Boyd Tonkin, Literary Editor of the Independent

Posted on 30 Jul, 2005 in category: Conferences

Retour de Mykonos: Les mathématiques et l’art de raconter

Jean-Michel Kantor is a mathematician working in Paris, doing research in mathematics, its history and philosophy, and active in the diffusion of culture. He is a member of the editorial…

Writer: Jean-Michel Kantor

Posted on 29 Jul, 2005 in category: Conferences

Report from Mykonos

From conversations with the other participants, it was clear that most of us came to Mykonos with little idea of what we might be able to take home from the…

Writer: David Corfield

Posted on 20 Jul, 2005 in category: Conferences

Seeking common grounds under the Mediterranean sun

It was the right setting for a mathematical gathering: the bright Mediterranean sun overhead, the blue Aegean below, and the stark hills of the Greek countryside all around. All bright…

Writer: Amir Alexander

Posted on 19 Jul, 2005 in category: Conferences

A discussion with Apostolos Doxiadis

Writer Apostolos Doxiadis was one of the first people on the organizing committee of “Mathematics and Narrative”. In this informal chat, held a few days after the meeting, we ask…

Posted on 16 Jul, 2005 in category: Conferences

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